Kelly Thaemert has paint, spackle and a tool box in her office at Hellmuth & Johnson, along with vaults of payroll and personnel files. “I wear many hats,” says Thaemert. “You will find me painting and patching walls.”
One recent example of Thaemert’s ability to deliver is the pivotal role she played on the team that helped a brand new senior partner of the firm go to trial on a very large case in South Dakota. The lawyer didn’t trust electronic files, so she rented a UHaul and drove 50 boxes of evidence and documents to South Dakota herself — then picked up the boxes three weeks later.
“We were running out of time so I just did it,” she said. The trial was the firm’s first out-of-state trial, achieved a favorable result and was a great rallying point of what it could all accomplish when everyone works together, said Marketing Director Antoine LaFromboise in nominating her.
Thaemert was recently elected to be on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Additionally, last year Thaemert earned her certified legal manager designation from ALA.